Here's my take in a nutshell: Dud-Vinci.
Very disappointing. I don't know if it was just over-hyped or what...but it just wasn't all that.
My buddy felt the same way. In fact, he nodded off once or twice during the film.
Maybe it's just as simple as this: the book is always better than the movie and it's way true in this case. Don't get me wrong, it didn't totally suck, it just wasn't that good.
I'll be interested to get opinions from people who see the movie and did not read the book. Maybe their take will be different.
The book was great, IMO. The movie was just all over the place. The movie felt like the book on speed. My buddy agreed with me when I told him that if I hadn't read the book, I think that I would have been totally lost and clueless in that movie. It just seemed to jump all over the place...and at times it seemed more like a lecture on grail theory and symbolism rather than a movie. It just didn't work for me. I didn't feel like I ever got to know the characters.
I'd give it 5, maybe 6 stars out of 10.
Well, that's my rant. Post your reviews here after you've seen the flick.